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Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007
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Outstanding guide and emotional raw knowledgeable truth

I'm back from the Apartheid to freedom tour... wow. I feel very emotional. We had the best guide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hertfordshire, England
via mobile
Way more info than in a guidebook

We went on two different tours, both led by Ken. He was well prepared for both and told us a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Join one of our seven daily free tours that run from Green Market Square on the Corner of Burg Street and Shortmarket Street. The Free tours run 365 days a year - no booking needed. We will be there. Look out for the umbrellas. Free tour number one:HISTORIC TOUR at 8:50a.m, 11 am and 2p.m: A one and a half hour tour around the centre of Cape Town with tales of iconic leadership and peaceful revolutions but also with spoiled squirrels, a 360 year old fruity guy and a very depressed lion. Free tour number two: BO KAAP TOUR at 11a.m,2 pm and 4:20p.m: A one and a half hour tour around the beautiful Bo-Kaap where you get to see the colourful houses, smell the spices of the East, hear the mosques calling for prayer and let the Cape Malay food tempt your taste buds. We might even show you some hidden away places to get a local beer. Free tour number three: DISTRICT SIX TOUR at 4:20 p.m: A one a half tour around the neighbourhood of District Six,a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town that was built by a number of different nations who were forcibly removed from the area in the 1970s during Apartheid regime. We will be taking you around the corners of the city to get a taste of how people lived and you will also get some very interesting recommendations about what to do and to eat around the area. We look forward to seeing you! :)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 636 9007

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm back from the Apartheid to freedom tour... wow. I feel very emotional. We had the best guide - Diane. Her passion and knowledge made this tour for me. You are amazing Diane. With your positivity and outlook people like you will change the world...More

Thank ssmudge
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on two different tours, both led by Ken. He was well prepared for both and told us a lot that we would never have learned on our own. Our favorite was the Bo-Kaap tour - Ken told us about the people, the history...More

Thank MelindacycleTO
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Bo-Kaap tour with Alexander, who was a great guide - he struck the balance of facts and anecdotes and time for our questions well. His tour gave us insights into the area that we wouldn't have got from a guide book alone....More

Thank Katy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on two walking tours, one to the Bo-kaap neighbourhood and one about the history from Apartheid to Freedom, both times led by Ken Thomsen, a very well spoken, witty and super friendly, young man. His tours were full of historical, political and social...More

Thank JenyaTravel86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun way to get acquainted with the city with amazing historical commentary. The guides are fantastic and work only for tips.

Thank GarciasinLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of walking tours so I was glad to see Cape Town offered three of them. I completed all three and each one presented something different. While advertised as free, there is a tip to pay at the end. It's perfectly reasonable...More

Thank Chieka C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was skeptic at first of these. But as we were wondering what to do with my husband we gave it a try. Ken was our guide and he was so knowledgeable, so fun and so engaging that we absolutely LOVED our tour. Not only...More

Thank Laura M L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We experienced all the 3 walking tours in Cape Town: it's a good way to begin to understand the city center. In 1 hour and a half you can have a pleasent walk with no stress (except the one on 2nd of january in Bo...More

Thank Federico A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took 3 of the tours with Ken, and enjoyed very much each one of them. The history, the places, the stories, the jokes, the recommendations, everything was so great despite the rainy day we had. It is really worth joining the tours!!

1  Thank Evelyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our tour with Ken with Cape Town Free Walking Tours! He was honest about the past and present challenges surrounding apartheid, walked us through some lovely parts of the city, and was willing to answer any and all of our questions :) A...More

1  Thank prituditu
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Heba M
25 September 2017|
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Response from Nifa9 | Reviewed this property |
100 rand is a great tip and very worth every bit.
28 June 2017|
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Response from marthag | Reviewed this property |
We gave about 300 rand for the two of us. I think that's fair for two hours
25 March 2017|
Response from BeaK486 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, where is Costantia??